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FACE hosts the 5th annual Breaking Ground Monologues

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter March 9, 2017

The fifth annual Breaking Ground Monologues, held in Kimball Theatre from March 3 through 5, grappled with a multitude of thought-provoking and emotional topics, leaving a powerful impression on all who...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Self love comes first

Rina Cakrani, Columnist October 27, 2016

 Why is it so hard to love ourselves? One of the things that surprised and concerned me the most during the Gender & Sexuality Workshop was when more than half of people in Jewett (the biggest...

Let’s Talk About Weight

Hillary Smith April 1, 2014

I'm going to talk about weight again. We have a strange dynamic going on in our society: on the one hand, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a third of adults in...

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Offers Opportunity for Education

Anuradha Lingappa February 27, 2014

This week, Feb. 23-March 1, is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. In the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from a serious eating disorder. Eating disorders have the...

Illustration: Tyle Schuh

Idealism and Difference: Body Image at Whitman

August 29, 2013

This article was written by Hanne Jensen '14. Most Whitman students are fairly familiar with pressure. The sheer mass of skills a student must acquire in order to construct an adequate application...

Those Suffering from Mental Illness Need Not Suffer Alone

February 27, 2013

This column was contributed by Arden Robinette, '16 Listen. You may not want to. You may not want to even be speaking to anyone right now. You might just want to be alone with the struggles and fears...

Illustration: Julie Peterson

Under pressure: Social pressures to overcommit affect students’ emotional well-being

Julia Stone April 12, 2012

I came to Whitman two years ago as the model Whitman student. I had many interests and quickly sought to join clubs; I committed myself to student organizations, academics, friendships, community service,...

Illustration: Alex Bailey

BodyKind promotes positive body image

Allison Bolgiano March 11, 2012

Under the leadership of three female students and a counselor, a recently formed campus group aims to promote positive body-image and self-love through openness, support and education. Sophomores...

Student responses to eating disorders survey

Rachel Alexander January 26, 2012

The  Pioneer  surveyed students about stress, coping behaviors, food and body image as part of the research process for  our article on eating disorders. One hundred ninety-two students responded (almost...

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